I emailed you about hacking a few days ago, here’s another great example of the bad guys getting smarter – a client of mine had a cheeky email, that I’ve copied and pasted below:
I nеed you to аrrаnge a £9,901.00 fаster pауmеnt for thе nеw suррliеr.
Sort code: 30-62-15
Acс. number: 10798361
Payee: Lillу Ward
I will forward the paperwork onсe I'll sort out mу stuff.
Lеavе а reply whеn the oреration is сomрlеtе or in саse you gеt аny problem whilе sеtting it uр.
The email is a great example of “phishing”.
It’s disguised so it looks like an internal email, from the MD to the FD, or the sales manager to the bookkeeper.
It’s clever, and I bet it works.
Copy it, send it to your finance team, educate them about phishing.
Don’t let the worst happen.